BARACK OBAMA — 57TH INAUGURATION:
Obama, Biden Toast Congress During Inaugural Luncheon: ‘Democracy Is Not Always Easy’
Source: Mediate, 1-21-13
On Monday afternoon, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden offered toasts during the inaugural luncheon. The president noted that while there were “profound differences” among those in the room, he was thankful for everyone’s service….
VP Joe Biden: “It really is the place where we get together in a different way than every other time we gather. I used to enjoy this lunch more than anything we did in the Capitol.”
President Barack Obama: “I recognize that democracy is not always easy…. The longer you are there, the more humble you become….. There is controversy about the quality of our president, no controversy about the quality of our first lady.”